Tourism organization Csopak
An old dream of the Hungarian nature conservation came true in 1997: a protected ecological system embracing the adjoining area of the Balaton Uplands was established with the connection of the already protected areas which had been separate for a long time. The area of 57000 hectares of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park mainly consists of these six landscape protection areas.
Among its regions Kis-Balaton is also protected by the international Ramsar Convention, serving the protection of wetland habitats. Tihany Peninsula - as a recognition of its outstanding geological values and the work of nature conservation in that region - was awarded of European Diploma in 2003. The Natura 2000 areas, covering partly the National Park and going beyond its area ensure the possibility of the conservation of habitats, plant and animal species which are of European importance.
The initiative of Bakony-Balaton Geopark - the area of which covers partly the National Park - sets the aim of interpreting the geological, natural and cultural values and awakening the consciousness of their social significance.
The official Internet site of the Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate provides information about the regions, exhibition sites, nature trails and accommodations of the area that belong to the National Park Directorate. The open tours and other programmes, publications, environmental education programmes and the work of our nature conservation experts are outlined on this site and will hopefully help you to get acquainted with this magical world in an understanding and loving way.
The primary objective of the Balaton Uplands National Park is the comprehensive conservation and protection of natural assets and areas. Besides protection it is also important to interpret the beautiful landscapes, living and non-living natural values and to provide possibilities for the present and future generation for learning and relaxing in nature.
Open from: January 01
Open till: December 31
Opening hours: all year, on workdays, Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am.-4:00 pm. and Friday: 7:30 am.-1:30 pm.
Basic activity: domestic tourism
Title of Contact person: director
Main markets: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia
Spoken languages: English, German
Payment facilities: Cash only
Services: pre- and post convention tours, adventure
Address: 8229 Csopak, Kossuth utca 16. View on map
Latitude and longitude: N 46° 58' 34", E 17° 55' 40"
Superior's name: Puskás Zoltán
Phone number: +3687555260